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Helmets are built to protect the climber from falling rock, ice, or from impact during a fall. Rock climbing helmets should comply with standards and be approved and documented by a certification of compliance.

Materials Used in Making Climbing Helmets

The outer shell of rock climbing helmets are commonly made from these types of materials: Polycarbonate shell, hard plastic, polyethylene, polycarbonate or fiberglass. The inner shell is made for fitting comfort and distributing impact force. The inner shell is usually a foam liner or harness system.

Features of Climbing Helmets

Adjustability: Helmets for climbing should fit tight but not uncomfortably tight. There should be no gap between the head and inner suspension. The padding should press firmly and uniformly in pressure all the way around the head. The chin strap should be adjustable and circumference harness system.

Ventilation: The holes for ventilation on climbing helmets are small to limit rocks and dirt from getting inside. Many helmets provide option for plugging top side vents during cold weather. Some vent on the side using small holes or side ports.

Weight: The weight of a climbing helmet varies from about 10 oz / 280 grams, to 17 oz / 480 grams. Choose your helmet based on the importance of weight, considering the tradeoffs.

Recommended use: Many indoor climbers don't wear helmets--most gyms / climbing walls do not require their use. However, when climbing outdoors on rock or ice, rappelling, or cave climbing, it's pretty important to wear one. Protective head gear used in other sports, or construction hard hats should not be substituted. Climbing helmets are designed to excel in different climbing environments: Rock, big wall, face, mountaineering, ice, and cave climbing are different environments. Choose a helmet with the features required the particular sport. Each manufacturer provides a recommend use.

Warranty: This varies by manufacturer and varies widely. Check the warranty for each climbing helmet individually.

Care of your rock climbing helmet. Do not sit or step on it. When you finish climbing, wipe it down with a moist cloth inside and out. Store it in a cool, dark, and dry location with other climbing gear. Dry it by hanging it on a clothesline. Check it out before climbing, look for signs of wear or damage.

Climbing Helmets for Sale

MacGregor Helmet Caddy

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MacGregor 1187038 Helmet Caddy - Large (EA)

Half Dome Climbing Helmet

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The Half Dome Climbing Helmet has been redesigned from the ground up. With an improved fit and weight savings of more than 40 grams over the original, the Half Dome is an all-purpose workhorse ideal for everything from trad cragging to alpine expeditions. Also featuring a new custom-designed wheel adjuster for quick, secure and precise adjustments.

Zowaysoon Adjustable Rock Climbing Helmet Outdoor Helmet for Caving Riding Cycling

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Zowaysoon Adjustable Rock Climbing Helmet Outdoor Helmet for Caving Riding Cycling

Mammut El Cap Climbing Helmet

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The Mammut El Cap Climbing Helmet has a stylish design and a comfortable fit that leaves no excuses for not wearing a helmet when you're climbing.

Black Diamond Half Dome Helmet

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Completely redesigned from the ground up, the Black Diamond Half Dome is the evolution of Black Diamond Equipment's most popular climbing helmet. With an improved fit and weight savings of more than 40 grams over the original, the Half Dome is an all-purpose workhorse ideal for everything from trad cragging to alpine expeditions. Also added is a custom-designed wheel adjuster for quick, secure...

Petzl Picchu Children's Climbing & Cycling Helmet

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The PICCHU helmet is designed for children who want to rock climb or cycle. It is very light and comfortable and constructed for durability. For night use, the PICCHU has a mount on the back of the helmet specially designed for attaching the SiGNAL red signalization light (included). Three pages of stickers, with one reflective page, are included so that the helmet can be personalized and made more...

Camp USA Armour Helmet

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FEATURES of the Camp USA Armour Helmet Hybrid construction New rotating size adjustment wheel Comfort chin strap Headlamp compatible UIAA 106 / EN 12492 certified

Petzl Elia Women's Climbing Helmet

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The ELIA helmet was designed and developed to respond specifically to the needs of women. The innovative OMEGA headband system (Petzl patent) allows the helmet to be put on and removed easily and offers maximum comfort. This feature also includes a new headband and webbing adjustment mechanism. It allows the helmet to be precisely adjusted for different head shapes.

Black Diamond Men's Vector Climbing Helmet

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Ideal for long routes, alpine climbs and other weight-sensitive exploits, the Black Diamond Vector helmet offers lightweight protection, superb ventilation and a great fit.

Sirocco Climbing Helmet

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With a maximum weight of 165 g, the PETZL's SIROCCO climbing helmet becomes the new standard in terms of lightness. The monobloc construction minimizes helmet weight while retaining excellent impact resistance, due to the mechanical properties of expanded polypropylene (EPP). The textile adjustment system also contributes to its lightness. This helmet comes with a new magnetic buckle which allows...

Petzl Meteor Climbing Helmet

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Lightness and comfort have made the METEOR helmet a signature product for climbing and mountaineering. This model has the advantage of large openings for excellent ventilation. Its innovative adjustment system allows each climber to adjust his/her helmet to head shape. The METEOR also comes with a new magnetic buckle which allows the chinstrap to be attached with one hand.

Petzl Elios Club Helmet

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Very versatile and durable, the ELIOS helmet is suitable for climbing, mountaineering, caving, via ferrata, canyoning... It offers effective impact protection with its ABS shell and polystyrene foam liner. Fully adjustable and adapts to all head shapes: The sliding ventilation shutters allow the user to open or close them depending on conditions.

EDELRID - Shield II Women's Softshell Climbing Helmet, Icemint/Snow

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New for 2014! Women's version of Edelrid's tried-and-tested In-mold helmet in a fresh design.Features lightweight In-Mold construction with a expanded polystyrene foam core and a tough polycarbonate shell
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